The Purge makes a thrilling debut!
#1-Purge opened with a brilliant $36.3million ,from a budget of just $3million.This is an excellent opening for a horror-thriller movie which isnt powered by supernatural stuff.The story is of a city in the year 2022 ,which allows people to do anything illegal (like murdering people) for one night a year.
As idiotic as it sounds thats the plot.Critics werent too pleased with the result.The movie has a below average rating of 41% ,with majority complaining about the usual cliches and the silly concept.
#2-Fast Furious 6 slipped to the second spot with $19.7million.FF6 is very close to overtaking its predecessor to become the highest grossing movie of the series.Its made $203million domestically and a worldwide total of $584million (F5 made $210m and $626m respectively).
#3-Now You See Me made a strong stand as it climbed one spot up to land at #3 making $19.5million.The movie has made $64.5million so far from domestic sources alone.Couple more weeks and an overseas release and NYSM is looking to be big hit.
#4-The Internship opened to disappointment ,making only $18million.For a movie with a budget $58million ,this is a sign of a flop.Critically the movie was even more disappointing ,with a rating of just 33%.The critics called the movie dull ,predictable and too long. This continues Vince Vaughn's poor run with the critics ,which started way back with 2005's Wedding Crashers.
#5-Animated adventure movie ,Epic continued to hold on to the Top 5 ,making $12million on its 3rd week.The movie is a hit ,making $190million worldwide from a budget of $100million.
2013 Top 5
#5-Star Trek Into Darkness -$376million
#4-Oz The Great and Powerful -$490million
#3-The Croods -$570million
#2-Fast & Furious 6- $584million
#1-Iron Man 3 -$1.196 billion (#5 on all time grossing list)
Fast Furious 6 overtook Croods to become the second highest grossing movie of the year.Meanwhile Star Trek ID ,overtook GIJoe2 to enter Top5 2013.
This week is one of the most anticipated ones of the year.We have a comedy and a superhero reboot this week.Which is my pick? First my early analysis on the two.
This Is The End- JUN12
story-A group of friends unite after the world starts under going a series of apocalyptic events.
+ Star studded comedians ,James Franco ,Jonah Hill ,Seth Rogen and more star in this action comedy movie.The real life friendship between the cast will be a major high point for This Is The End.The movie is reaping great initial reviews,some say its the best comedy of 2013 so far.
- Seth Rogen isnt very consistent.While most hit the mark ,many have failed terribly too.The comedy might not connect with majority.
Man of Steel- JUN14
story-A reboot of the Superman franchise,takes a more realistic take on his origin.
+ Reboot of one of the biggest superheroes,Superman.Man of Steel has a strong backbone.Story by Goyer and produced by Nolan ,Man Of Steel carries Dark Knight's goodwill.
- Zack Snyder is a good director ,but his last widely appreciated movie was 2007's 300.Watchmen was excellent but the hype killed it ,The Owls of GaHoole and Sucker Punch were big time fails.Will his style of direction help MOS ?
My pick is ...MAN OF STEEL!
The Superman franchise dropped dead with 2006's Superman Returns.Man Of Steel is a reboot ,Batman Begins Style! A story written by Goyer (of Dark Knight Trilogy fame) has a LOT of potential behind it.But everything depends on Zack Snyder's & Henry Cavill's (who plays Superman) work.No reviews have come out so far.
This is the End has been shown to critics ,and they love it1 Currently at 88% ,many say its the best of this year
So which is your pick? MOS or TITE ?